International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements throughout history and across nations.  The theme, ‘Make It Happen’, seeks to recognise the social, political and economic advancements of women, while highlighting areas that still need to be addressed. Its aim is to raise awareness locally and to engage with women and families in the Teesside area and offer women, and particularly young women, true equality of opportunity.

Saturday, 7th March 10am-3pm is ‘Make It Happen’ Middlesbrough Town Hall

A HOST of inspirational speakers have been confirmed for this year’s Teesside International Women’s Day. Local women, including judges, vice-presidents, local business and community activists are among those who will be making presentations at the free event. The theme of the celebration taking place at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Saturday, March 7, between 10am-3pm is ‘Make It Happen.’

Guest speakers for the free event will include: –

Yasmin Khan, Citizen of the Year and HALO Project Director, Judge Gillian Matthews, Jane Atkinson, Vice President SembCorp Utilities,  Carli-Jayne McNaught, Olde Young Tea House and winner of Nation’s Favourite Independent Business, Lucie Fleming, Asylum & Refugee Activist, Justice FirstPlus a possible special guest!

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